Wednesday, October 29, 2008

For Sale


I just recently added a fun widget to my sidebar of some of my favorite book recommendations. After I refreshed my blog and was playing with the widget, I noticed that one of the books I added, City of Laughter by Vic Gatrell is currently on sale for only $7.99!! Now I don't know Vic, but I was lucky enough to have gone to his lecture on the book in question, and I just have to promote buying this book from Amazon right now because it is an absolute steal! I paid a lot more for it (£35 I think!) and was happy to do so because this book is chuck-full of great information on all the scandals in England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Gatrell studies the various scathing satirical prints that circulated London during this time. Over 600 pages, most with colour illustrations, talk of some of our favorite subjects including Lady Worsley, The Learned Pig, and Mary Bowes all while examing the aesthetic and comedic technique of the satirical artists of the time. Gatrell's book is like an 18th century tabloid encyclopedia. It's a fun read, and a good reference to have in your library.

3 comments:

Polonaise said...

Oh joy! This has been in my Amazon cart since time immemorial only because it was too darn expensive. I just bought the last one (gloat, gloat) and have to say thank you so much for sharing your eagle eye. And then I just HAD to add another item to get Super Saver Shipping. Thanks again, Heather. I look forward to finally reading this! And the Learned Pig is a bonus.

Polonaise said...

Sorry, but I just have to say "yikes!" I can't believe that Georgiana's World is going for over $90.00. (And that's probably not mint/new.) Glad I got mine in a Barnes and Noble bargain basement sale pile. I guess I should have bought them all and made my fortune!

Stephanie said...

Drat! Too bad I already bought it. Haven't read it yet though...